2 supervisors, 2 COs hurt in NC prison attack

Three inmates are being questioned after two supervisors and two COs were stabbed at Lanesboro Correctional Institution

Associated Press

POLKTON, N.C. — Two supervisors at a North Carolina prison were stabbed and two correctional officers hurt after they were attacked by inmates.

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety says a lieutenant and a sergeant were stabbed at Lanesboro Correctional Institution in Polkton on Thursday. Spokesman Keith Acree said in a statement that they're being treated in a hospital and are expected to recover.

Lanesboro Correctional Institution
Lanesboro Correctional Institution (Photo/Wikimedia)

Acree said two officers were hurt after being attacked with a broom handle. Officials said originally they were treated at the prison, but Acree said they were also taken to a hospital and released.

Acree said the high security section is locked down during the investigation. The medium and low-level security sections are operating normally.

Acree said three inmates are being questioned.

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